Johan Åberg is an artist/artisan who founded Dyeforindigo in 2016, a Gothenburg based indigo studio offering natural indigodyeing, shibori and sashiko workshops and lectures. Johan cherish materials meant to last and works in a way that not only benefits people and the planet, but also unifies sustainability with ethics, and ultimately invites people to be creative, and invest in well-made and lasting products through good decisions. We cherish Johan for his knowledge, passion and will to share it.
Fine Little Day invited Johan to design something from a leftover linen textile from an earlier production.
The textile, a jacquard-woven linen fabric, was dyed blue and became a patched cushion cover and a kimono, inspired by a 150-year-old model that Johan bought during one of his trips to Japan. Our hope is that this garment will be worn with the same long-term thinking as Johan’s Japanese references. Treat it carefully and let the repairs become part of the garment’s expression, like the annual rings on a tree. The Dyeforindigo collection also includes indigo-colored muslin blankets and mobiles made of wooden sticks Johan picked in Gothenburg’s harbor, two posters and a linen wall hanging. It’s a collection that celebrates passionate craftsmanship, sustainability and the color blue! All in a limited edition.